Support for living?

The impact of the Supporting People programme on housing and support for adults with learning disabilities

Rachel Fyson, Beth Tarleton, and Linda Ward

Support for living?
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Rachel Fyson, Beth Tarleton, and Linda Ward

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

80 pages | © 2007
Paper $25.95 ISBN: 9781847420428 Published August 2007 For sale in North and South America only
Support for living? provides a critical analysis of the impact the Supporting People programme has had on housing and support for people with learning disabilities. It explores not only outcomes for service users, but also the implications of these for provider organisations and commissioners of social care. The report demonstrates how local definitions of 'housing related support' have resulted in unequal provision of services across the country and identifies a range of frameworks for delivering housing and support, and demonstrates how these relate to differing outcomes for services users. It evaluates "5-year Supporting People" strategies from across England and questions whether the principles of supported living have in some cases been diluted in the rush to access a new source of funding, as well as providing 'best practice checklists' for various aspects of the delivery of high quality supported housing.Essential reading for managers and commissioners of learning disability services and members of Supporting People teams, the report will also be of value to anyone interested in supported housing or services for vulnerable adults.
Eligibility for Supporting People funding
Dimensions of difference in housing and support
Choice and independence
Financial matters
Concluding comments
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